NA, ENG 7/1C/1863

   Endorsement on telegram from S. L. Fremont, Chf Engr W&W RR {Wilmington & Weldon RR} dated Wilmington June 30th stating that he wants to exchange some old iron of W&W road for 500 tons of the Newbern road {Atlantic & North Carolina RR} iron now in transitu for Richmond and Atlanta to be rolled into gun boat armor.
   "Engr Bu July 1st/63"  "Respy referred to Col Garnett & Capt Walker for immediate action, a reply to S. L. Fremont Supt Wilmington road. The good bars ought to be exchanged for old ones, and must not be rolled into plates."
J. F. Gilmer
Col Engrs & Chf of Bureau